Oct 21, 2020

Petition by Riyaj Bathiudeen dismissed

The Court of Appeal dismisses a petition filed by Riyaj Bathiudeen, the brother of MP Rishad Bathiudeen, seeking an order to prevent his arrest.

Riyaj Bathiudeen had filed a petition before court seeking an order to prevent his arrest over the Easter Sunday attacks.

Bathiudeen had been arrested but was later released.

Attorney General Dappula de Livera had last week concluded that the release of Riyaj Bathiudeen from CID custody cannot be justified.